Jimi Hendrix - Electric Ladyland (New CD)
Electric Ladyland is the third and final studio album by English-American rock band the Jimi Hendrix Experience, released in October 1968 by Reprise Records. The double album was the only record from the band produced by Jimi Hendrix. By mid-November, it had charted at number one in the United States, where it spent two weeks at the top spot. Electric Ladyland was the Experience's most commercially successful release and their only number one album. It peaked at number six in the UK, where it spent 12 weeks on the chart. Electric Ladyland included a cover of the Bob Dylan song, "All Along the Watchtower," which became the Experience's highest-selling single and their only top 40 hit in the US, peaking at number 20; the single reached number five in the UK. During the Electric Ladyland recording sessions, Hendrix began experimenting with other combinations of musicians, including Jefferson Airplane's Jack Casady and Traffic's Steve Winwood, who played bass and organ respectively on the fifteen-minute slow-blues jam, "Voodoo Chile". During the album's production, Hendrix appeared at an impromptu jam with B.B. King, Al Kooper, and Elvin Bishop. Electric Ladyland was released in October 1968, and by mid-November it had reached number one in the US, spending two weeks at the top spot. The double LP was the Experience's most commercially successful release and their only number one album. It peaked at number six in the UK, spending 12 weeks on the chart. Although it confounded critics upon its release, Electric Ladyland has since been viewed as Hendrix's best work and one of the greatest rock albums of all time. It has been featured on many greatest-album lists, including Q magazine's 2003 list of the 100 greatest albums and Rolling Stone 's list of the 500 greatest albums of all time, on which it was ranked 54th. Jimi Hendrix – lead vocals, guitar. Noel Redding – backing vocals, bass. Mitch Mitchell – backing vocals, drums. Jack Casady – bass on "Voodoo Chile" Brian Jones – percussion on "All Along the Watchtower" Al Kooper – piano on "Long Hot Summer Night" Dave Mason – twelve string guitar on "All Along the Watchtower", backing vocals on "Crosstown Traffic" The Sweet Inspirations – backing vocals on "Burning of the Midnight Lamp" Steve Winwood – organ on "Voodoo Chile" Chris Wood – flute on "1983... (A Merman I Should Turn to Be)" Producer - Jimi Hendrix Engineers - Eddie Kramer and Gary Kellgren Remastered edition of this 1968 album from the Rock icon.